I grew up in China without much to eat
Nor decent clothes to wear
Or many books to read
Yet I was time rich
I was worry free
Now that I have a refrigerator packed with food
Closets full of clothes
And rooms filled with books
I run out of time every minute
I am restless and anxious
"Sweetie, you are still free Wednesday night
Let us go to a concert by the riverside."
"Sweetie, out of these hundreds of restaurants
Which ones do you like?
Don't you have favorites?"
When it comes to choosing a major or a job
It is even worse
There are 5,000 universities and 200 majors
I can be in Seattle or New York
Miami or Washington DC
Or no, Chicago or Salt Lake City
I can be a doctor or a lawyer
An analyst or an engineer
Or no, a meteorologist or an entrepreneur
So many materials to browse - Ivy Leagues and Fortune 500
Many professionals to talk to and internships to work on
Hundreds of jobs to investigate and to be interviewed
And many lines of work to wet my feet
Barely have I settled on a job
Now I must vote for the President
Am I a Democrat, Republican or Independent?
How do I know truth from lies from all these thick newspapers?
"Sweetie, here is another website for you to learn about her views"
"Sweetie, come to our final fundraising dinner for the candidate"
At last I casted my vote for the head of the state
Now I must choose a man to be my husband
Is it right to choose someone I lusted
What if I become pregnant and then get abandoned?
Which one of these men would I last?
Would this gentle man love me till the very end?
"Sweetie, I find a date for yo -- you must meet him even though you are on match"
"Sweetie, no I do not want to influence you, but he is definitely not your type"
In a paradise of choices, duties and activities
I am pushed into the abyss of excessive stress!
I am a woman making my own living
Not a queen with a kingdom and an army of servants
Or a millionaire with long lines of wise counsels!
Go with the flow in life and life is all about choices are two totally different lifestyles. The later is filled with stress because it makes personal choices so important that people lose the real perspective in life. Many things in life are out of our control... That is why we go through so much pain and suffering believing we have full control. Personal fulfillment should not be how many medals we won or things we have experienced but about self cultivation living a life with awareness and simplicity!